Monday, June 25, 6 p.m.
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years.
A 2016 documentary film directed by Ron Howard about The Beatles’ career during their touring years from 1962 to 1966, from their performances at the Carvern Club in Liverpool to their final concert in San Francisco in 1966. The film received a nomination for Best Documentary at the 70th British Academy Film Awards.
In the 1960s, the Beatles exploded on to the public scene, seemingly out of nowhere as the band’s formative years of constant performing at home and in Hamburg, and Brian Epstein’s grooming, finally paid off beyond their wildest dreams. Accompanying new interviews of the remaining Beatles, their associates and fans as well as archival interviews of the late ones, this film features footage of the heady concert years of 1963 to 66 when the band became a worldwide cultural phenomena topping them all. Furthermore, it also follows how the Fab Four began to change and grow while the excitement of Beatlemania began to sour their lives into an intolerable slog they needed to escape from to become more than what their fans wanted. Written by Kenneth Chisholm
Film followed by a group dialogue.
Host: Debra Amerson & Larry Rippee